Young rising players Alex de Minaur and Stefanos Tsitsipas also earned recognition for their breakout seasons. Evert's and Navratilova's gargantuan totals are a reflection of just how long they dominated and how many tournaments they played each year. Moreover, the 20-time Grand slam champion has surpassed his rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
The 28-year-old said his confidence increased after the French Open and Wimbledon.
Sky Sports and the BBC are broadcasting the ATP Finals this week.
Federer, who has won the event a record six times, twice in London, said the British capital was the flawless fit.
"I'm really happy that I've been playing really good tennis for the last couple of months after the U.S. Open and I hope I can have one more good week next week here", he said. For 2017 saw a mentally and physically refreshed Federer bounce back to win the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and three Masters titles.
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"I don't think it matters really where I win my 100th as long as it's going to happen at one point", said the 37-year-old, who has not won the ATP Finals since 2011. "I've enjoyed the most success here, so I should be the last one talking about moving it anywhere, but at the same time I feel that this event should be travelling more". Not surprisingly, all of them involved Novak Djokovic, who is tennis' flavour of the season once again after a prolonged break from the limelight. Djokovic has been nearly unbeatable since June, including two wins over Federer-the latter in one of the thrillers of the year in the semis of the Paris Masters.
"He knows it, and believe me, what's more important is that the guys on the other side of the net know it", Paul Annacone, former coach to Federer, told The New York Times.
He is set to renew rivalries with the Swiss maestro after his meeting with Thiem, before squaring off against Japan's Kei Nishikori, whom he lost to in the final of the Paris Masters earlier this month. Obviously, we know his history, he's won so many titles that's why he's considered the greatest player of all time.
"Quite incredible, not just that I was ranked 22".
Roger Federer will bid for a 100th ATP title at the O2 Arena in London when the ATP World Tour Finals get underway on Sunday (November 11). "I'm going to be No.1 tomorrow officially". As a shot from Djokovic ricocheted off the net cord straight on to Federer's face just a few metres away, the Swiss showed reflexes of The Flash and touch of class to volley it away. I won 20-plus matches in a row and had the most incredible last five months of the year.